Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades, has not had any reports of COVID-19 infections and is touting this as a huge advantage as it opens its doors for the 3rd Food Experience aimed at turning the island into a leading gastronomic destination.
The famous Naxos graviera, a flagship of the island’s cheese products, is demanding a portion of the for those seeking authentic flavours.
“Thanks to its natural wealth and rich tradition, Naxos is self-sufficient in a huge variety of products which are guaranteed and certified,” Dimitris Kapounis, president and managing director of the Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Naxos told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency.
“The potato, the livestock and cheese products, the wines, the citrus products, the fruits and vegetables of the island are of unbeatable quality.”
He said “the goal is to combine the primary and secondary sectors”.
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In recent years, the island has seen its tourism explode however the primary sector still accounts for 60 per cent of its economy.
The Union is aiming to draw attention to its modern cheese dairy industry which is expected to increase production by 40 per cent and to increase its share in domestic and international markets.